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02/18/2020
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Where to Find the Most Authentic Mexican Food in Santa Barbara

California is the king when it comes to having an authentic Mexican food experience this far north of the border. There are many restaurant options for Mexican food in Santa Barbara, but some are more authentic than others. Make sure to visit these restaurants while you’re here: Los Agaves Restaurant 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Los Agaves guarantees you the bold flavors of Mexico, with a focus...

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02/13/2020
Santa Barbara Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is the place to be when it comes to shamrocks, parties, and the color green. Come and visit us for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 to have the holiday of a lifetime! Here are some of the upcoming events for St. Patrick’s Day in Santa Barbara that we’re most excited about this year: Visit the Santa Barbara Public Market Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 7:30am – 11:00pm 38 West Victoria...

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02/10/2020
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Santa Barbara Activities for a Solo Traveler

Traveling solo can be a truly wonderful and eye-opening experience, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. In Santa Barbara, you’ll find endless activities you can enjoy on your own. Here are a few of our favorite Santa Barbara activities that you can look forward to: See a Live Show There’s always some kind of live show happening in Santa Barbara, no matter what time of year you’re coming to...

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02/10/2020
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ShakeSBeer 2020

The best way to enjoy any vacation is to fill your nights with joy by attending local events, especially ones that are creative, unusual, and fun. When you’re visiting us in February 2020, you’ll be right in time for this exciting event: ShakesSBeer 2020! This event is coming to you on Valentine’s Day Weekend, so this year you can say “I love you” with the gift of a truly unforgettable...

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01/28/2020
Santa Barbara Holidays

Romantic Activities for Valentines 2020 in Santa Barbara

There isn’t a lovelier place on the coast than Santa Barbara to spend Valentine’s 2020 with the one you love most. The longer you stay, the better, because there’s always something to do here! When it comes to the holiday itself, here are a few romantic ideas you can surprise your significant other with on your Santa Barbara vacation: A Night of Classical Music at the Granada Get dressed up...

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01/23/2020
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3 Easy California Recipes to Cook in Your Santa Barbara Vacation Rental

One of the best advantages of staying in one of our vacation homes is that you’ll have a decked-out kitchen ready to go for whatever you want to cook up. Here are a few California recipes to break in your vacation kitchen with: Simple Baked Chicken Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients: • 10 chicken thighs • 4 tbsp olive oil • 2 tsp garlic powder •...

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01/20/2020
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Where to Find the Best Handcrafted Cocktails in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a city of culture and beauty, and you’ll find that atmosphere permeating every aspect of your visit, from the people to the architecture to the scrumptious, handcrafted cocktails you encounter. Head to our favorite establishments and taste all the best cocktails Santa Barbara has to offer. The Good Lion This contemporary cocktail bar is a fine way to spend an evening in the lovely city of Santa...

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01/16/2020
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Santa Barbara Winter Sightseeing

Winter is a fun time here in Santa Barbara, so you’re coming to us at the perfect time. Not only do we have fun winter activities for you to enjoy, but you’ll also get to experience Santa Barbara Winter sightseeing! Make sure to visit our favorite sightseeing hotspots while you’re in town: Mission Santa Barbara No matter the time of year, this is one of our favorite places to go...

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01/10/2020
Santa Barbara Activities

Welcome to Carpinteria

Lying 11 miles east of Santa Barbara, the time-warped beach town of Carpinteria – so named because Chumash carpenters once built seafaring canoes here – is a laid-back place. You could easily spend an hour or two wandering in and out of antiques shops and beachy boutiques along Linden Ave, downtown’s main street and enjoy a relaxing night at our fantastic Carpinteria Dreamin’ vacation home. Avoid the summer crowds and...

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12/30/2019
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Early 2020 Santa Barbara Events to Enjoy

The start of the year is the perfect time to visit Santa Barbara. Let the eclectic vibes, vibrant energy, and endless fun to be found in this city start your year out with a bang. There’s always something to do here, and you’ll want to make some time for these four  Santa Barbara events while you’re in town. Santa Barbara International Film Festival Jan 15 – 25, 2020 Santa Barbara,...

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